Today in Washington, DC, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named the Carrollton Courthouse in New Orleans to its 2015 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
Today on the grounds of the stately Greek Revival courthouse at 719 S. Carrollton Ave., Louisiana Landmarks Society (LLS)
leaders made the announcement to an assembly of ~ 50 people. Walter Gallas, LLS Executive Director, Sandra Stokes, LLS 2nd VP and Chairman of Advocacy, Councilmember Susan Guidry and
Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. addressed the crowd.
This is the second time the Louisiana Landmarks Society has worked to preserve the courthouse's future. Shortly after LLS's founding and in 1952, the courthouse was targeted for demolition and a grocery store was going to be built on the site. Now no longer being used as a school, the courthouse has sat vacant since 2013 and faces an uncertain future.
You have a voice about its future. Participate in the public forum scheduled on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 6 PM at
the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5212 S. Claiborne Ave. (at Jefferson Ave.) and organized by the Louisiana Landmarks Society --
What's the Future of the Carrollton Courthouse?
There will be brief presentations from the Orleans Parish School
Board, local historians and preservation architects about the potentials for reuse.
Sign the petition:
Louisiana Landmarks Society's press release.
National Trust for Historic Preservation's press release.